|Expressing the hour times
||The hour times are expressed by the pattern Maong (hour) + Number + Haəy. Haəy “already” is often added after the number word to mean “It’s ____o’clock”. To ask the time, same pattern is used: Maong bpon-maan haəy following by the question mark.
|Expressing the minute
||Minute “nia-dtii” to the hour are expressed with the pattern: maong + number (of hour) + number (of minute) + nia-tii. Nia-dtii “minute” and Vi-nia-dtii “second” followed by the numeral. Thirty minutes, sam sap nia-dtii, can be stated as kɔn-lah “half hour”.
|Expressing the “exact” hour
||To expression the “exact” hour, the word Kut is added after the number. The word Haəy “already” is often omitted when expressing the “exact” hour.
|The abbreviation a.m and p.m in Khmer
||In Cambodian the abbreviation a.m and p.m are expressed by the time of the day. Morning “bprək”, Afternoon “roo-sial”, Evening “l’ngiach” and Night “yub” are used to denote the a.m and p.m in English.